Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Solution Architect
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 69 50
Rank change year-on-year -10 -19 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 208 279 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.53% 2.86% 3.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 2.99% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 175 159
Midlands median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £420 £425 £400
90th Percentile £600 £650 £700
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Midlands median hourly rate - - £33.55
England median hourly rate £59.50 £55.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +8.18% +19.57% +4.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7794 9319 8011
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 95.37% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4873 5659 4629
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £231 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 371 458
Midlands median hourly rate £15.55 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.00 £10.09
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solutions Architect in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +7 105 £525 +2.44% 17
East Midlands -12 89 £525 -4.55% 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 39 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.83%) TOGAF
2 35 (16.83%) SAP
3 31 (14.90%) ERP
4 30 (14.42%) Manufacturing
4 30 (14.42%) Migration
5 29 (13.94%) Finance
6 28 (13.46%) Retail
7 23 (11.06%) .NET
8 22 (10.58%) Security Cleared
8 22 (10.58%) Presales
9 21 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
11 19 (9.13%) Java
11 19 (9.13%) E-Commerce
11 19 (9.13%) Microsoft
12 18 (8.65%) C#
12 18 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (8.17%) SQL
14 16 (7.69%) SaaS
14 16 (7.69%) CRM
14 16 (7.69%) LAN
14 16 (7.69%) Teamcenter
15 15 (7.21%) SC Cleared
15 15 (7.21%) Oracle
15 15 (7.21%) Aerospace
16 14 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (6.73%) Siemens
16 14 (6.73%) Project Management
16 14 (6.73%) WAN

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.88%) Documentum
2 4 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.92%) WinCC
3 3 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (1.44%) CMS
4 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.96%) WildFly
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.48%) IIS
5 1 (0.48%) JBoss
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 16 (7.69%) Teamcenter
2 6 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.44%) Magento
3 3 (1.44%) Maximo
3 3 (1.44%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.96%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.48%) Lawson
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.48%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.48%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.48%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.48%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.69%) SaaS
3 13 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.37%) PaaS
5 6 (2.88%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (2.40%) IaaS
7 3 (1.44%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.96%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.96%) Office 365
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.48%) G Suite
9 1 (0.48%) Heroku
9 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.69%) LAN
2 14 (6.73%) WAN
3 10 (4.81%) VoIP
4 7 (3.37%) VPN
5 5 (2.40%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.92%) MPLS
7 3 (1.44%) Firewall
7 3 (1.44%) VLAN
7 3 (1.44%) WLAN
8 2 (0.96%) 3G
8 2 (0.96%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.96%) DHCP
8 2 (0.96%) DNS
8 2 (0.96%) HTTP
8 2 (0.96%) Megaco
8 2 (0.96%) RFID
8 2 (0.96%) RTCP
8 2 (0.96%) RTP
8 2 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.96%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.77%) Big Data
2 8 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.40%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.92%) SAP HANA
5 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.44%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.44%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.48%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.48%) MySQL
7 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (14.42%) Manufacturing
2 29 (13.94%) Finance
3 28 (13.46%) Retail
4 15 (7.21%) Aerospace
5 9 (4.33%) Automotive
6 7 (3.37%) Electronics
7 5 (2.40%) Advertising
8 4 (1.92%) Marketing
9 2 (0.96%) Banking
9 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.48%) Billing
10 1 (0.48%) Legal
10 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.06%) .NET
2 10 (4.81%) Web Services
3 9 (4.33%) Middleware
4 8 (3.85%) REST
5 6 (2.88%) SOAP
6 5 (2.40%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.40%) Node.js
7 4 (1.92%) RESTful
8 3 (1.44%) .NET Core
8 3 (1.44%) Kafka
8 3 (1.44%) Spring
8 3 (1.44%) WCF
8 3 (1.44%) WPF
9 2 (0.96%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.48%) Dropwizard
10 1 (0.48%) SAP Fiori
10 1 (0.48%) SAPUI5
10 1 (0.48%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.37%) User Experience
3 6 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.40%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.92%) SCADA
6 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.48%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.48%) FMCG
8 1 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) IVR
8 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.48%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) Robotics
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.88%) Windows
2 5 (2.40%) Linux
3 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.48%) Android
4 1 (0.48%) Unix
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.83%) TOGAF
3 31 (14.90%) ERP
4 30 (14.42%) Migration
5 22 (10.58%) Presales
6 20 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
7 19 (9.13%) E-Commerce
8 16 (7.69%) CRM
9 14 (6.73%) PLM
9 14 (6.73%) Project Management
9 14 (6.73%) SOA
9 14 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (6.25%) ITIL
10 13 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
11 12 (5.77%) Data Integration
11 12 (5.77%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (5.29%) Analytics
12 11 (5.29%) DevOps
13 10 (4.81%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.13%) Java
2 18 (8.65%) C#
3 17 (8.17%) SQL
4 7 (3.37%) ABAP
5 4 (1.92%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.48%) C
7 1 (0.48%) Perl
7 1 (0.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.81%) Degree
4 2 (0.96%) ISEB
4 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) MCSA
5 1 (0.48%) MCSE
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.92%) COBIT
2 2 (0.96%) GDPR
2 2 (0.96%) PMO
3 1 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (4.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.40%) Docker
3 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.40%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (16.83%) SAP
2 19 (9.13%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.21%) Oracle
4 14 (6.73%) Siemens
5 7 (3.37%) Cisco
6 5 (2.40%) Juniper
7 4 (1.92%) Google
7 4 (1.92%) OpenText
7 4 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.92%) VMware
8 3 (1.44%) Gigya
8 3 (1.44%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.44%) WSO2
9 2 (0.96%) Brocade
9 2 (0.96%) Capita
9 2 (0.96%) Citrix
9 2 (0.96%) Epicor
9 2 (0.96%) Sage
9 2 (0.96%) Sigfox
9 2 (0.96%) Workday